* To raise up to $500 mln in IPO

* Intends to list under the symbol DOLE on NYSE

Dole Food Co Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $500 million in an initial public offering of common stock.

The company said in a preliminary prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Goldman Sachs & Co, BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo were underwriting the IPO.

The company is one of the world's largest producers of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The filing did not reveal how many shares the company planned to sell or their expected price. Dole Food intends to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DOLE. (Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan in Bangalore; Editing by Derek Caney)